Opinion – One week ago, Apple released its iPhone. In the past seven days I took the phone through the pace of the average phone user – without taking the device apart and without trying to figure out quickly I could drain the battery. The conclusion of the first week: The phone has serious flaws, but it is good enough to have changed the way I am using my cellphone and notebook.
Computer users should be wary of a new virus that deletes important files and then hijacks the sound card to say "Your system files have been deleted. Sorry."
A new Beta version of Skype is available, with a strong emphasis on new features that revolve around sending and sharing videos.
Chicago (IL) – AMD has posted performance “estimates” of its upcoming Barcelona quad-core processor on its website.
Cupertino (CA) - Apple has filed a patent application for a mouse that, instead of using buttons, has an optical sensing surface.
The patent describes the technology as a "mouse having a button-less panning and scrolling switch." The controls are recognized via a built-in camera that senses light from inside the mouse, and can recognize where the user's fingers are by the displacement of light.
Analyst Opinion - There are very few products that can capture the interest of people like the iPhone did, one of them was the iPod. Doing this is incredibly risky, as a result, but I believe it is better to try to create amazing products and have a few problems, than it is to just tread water and avoid the issues associated with this excitement.
A rare Microsoft apology was issued this week, in response to complaints that Windows Vista Ultimate wasn't living up to update expectations outlined by the software giant.
Hardware and software geeks are furiously trying to unlock Apple’s iPhone by crack the phone’s firmware and activation process.
Bluetooth specialist Wireless Cables Inc (WCI) has announced its latest innovation, a USB Bluetooth dongle with a range extending nearly 19 miles.
Less than a month after Alpha 5 went into developers' hands, the next version of the Firefox preview build is now available.
Last week, Intel released a Core 2 microcode update to BIOS and OS vendors. The fallout from that release has many analysts scratching their head about the possible danger of Core 2 microprocessors. The big questions are a matter of trust: How can consumers trust a microprocessor which does not compute correctly? Let's take a look at all that entails.